I have maverick can i install leopard
- Asked by Krzysztof S
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There are times one needs to install an older version of the operating system in order to run an older program or make use of an older driver. Depending on how new your Mac is, you may not be able to install Snow Leopard directly. Test to find out.
Even though the installer may not work, it may be possible to RUN Snow Leopard on a newer Mac. Go to another similar but older Mac, install Snow Leopard on a partition that is about 8 to 12 gb in size. If partition is on an external drive, simply connect to newer Mac, restart and hold option key, and select the Snow Leopard partition to start up from. See if Snow Leopard works.
(You can also use Disk Utility to DMG the partition, and then RESTORE to a partition on newer Mac.)
I had to do this on my 2011 iMac. I purchased with Mountain Lion. The Snow Leopard installer did not work, but was able to use Snow Leopard by doing installation on an older iMac and transferring the partition to newer Mac. I have a $2000 scanner that has no drivers available for Operating Systems after OS 10.6.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
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It wouldn't make sense to install Leopard (OS X 10.5) if you already have Mavericks (OS X 10.9).
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Is this a late 2013 ? with Mavericks installed ?
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- May 20, 2015
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